Hi everyone, I'm new here, been reading the forum for a long time but this is my first time posting. I'm a crappy surfer and even worse shaper, but this seems like such a cool community. I'd love to learn as much as I can here and hopefully be able to contribute some of my own experience too.
Was wondering about everyone's opinion of/experience with "edge" boards. Seems like a lot of the hull crowd has really embraced the design. On the hulloholic instragram page, there's a video (dated December 19th, 2018) of someone riding a 10'9" Andreini "edge" on Kelly's wave. It looks just unbelievably lively for a board that size.
I've also heard that edges tend to lose speed coming out of turns. Others have said that you can accomplish an effect similiar to the edge using a tri plane bottom with sharp corners.
I'm also interested in this claim from Andreini's website: "works in all conditions even chop and wind." Could it be true? Living in southern California, I would love to be able to stay out and catch a few waves in relatively empty lineups after the winds start to pick up and scare everyone away.
So what's the deal here? Is edge just a trendy new thing? Would one be better off surfing a hull or tri plane bottom instead?